Taping at the IOM TT 2018

June 07, 2018 2 min read

The IOM TT 2018 is officially underway. After a week of practice runs the racing has started with records being set both on the road and in the physio tent!

We’ve once again been lucky enough to supply Isla and her amazing team at Scott Physiotherapy with their kinesiology tape for this year’s event and we’re predicting more taping jobs than ever before.

During the 2017 TT the Scott Physio team did over 320 individual taping jobs, with more than half being the SPORTTAPE arm pump application developed by Isla and her team.  

"This system is one that I have developed and refined over the years as the TT course is unique in its ability to provoke this debilitating problem. The web-like taping that we use has been proven time and time again to be effective in preventing or moderating arm pump, allowing the competitors to handle their bikes how they need to and, most importantly, not be distracted by arm pain.”

Some of you may have seen our Instagram takeover during Day 1 of practice last week, where physio Danielle Dornan gave us a great insight into what goes on behind the scenes at the TT. Including early morning taping jobs, tending to riders on the start line and dealing with the physiological demands of driving at 180mph,.

Already this week we’ve seen Isla and her team making adjustments to tape on the start line and dozens of riders posing with their taping job. I’m sure we’ll see many more over the course of the coming week.

Be sure to follow us and Scott Physiotherapy on twitter for a unique insight into how SPORTTAPE plays a small role in keeping these riders safe and allowing them to ride faster than ever.


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